Practitioner’s Guide to Using Research for Evidence-Based Practice


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<b>The latest edition of an essential text to help students and practitioners distinguish between research studies that should and should not influence practice decisions&nbsp;</b><br /><br />Now in its third edition, <i>Practitioner’s Guide to Using Research for Evidence-Informed Practice</i>&nbsp;delivers an essential and practical guide to integrating research appraisal into evidence-informed practice. The book walks you through the skills, knowledge, and strategies you can use to identify significant strengths and limitations in research.&nbsp;<br /><br />The ability to appraise the veracity and validity of research will improve your service provision and practice decisions. By teaching you to be a critical consumer of modern research, this book helps you avoid treatments based on fatally flawed research and methodologies.&nbsp;<br /><br /><i>Practitioner’s Guide to Using Research for Evidence-Informed Practice, Third Edition</i> offers:&nbsp;<br /> <ul> <li>An extensive introduction to evidence-informed practice, including explorations of unethical research and discussions of social justice in the context of evidence-informed practice.&nbsp;</li> <li>Explanations of how to appraise studies on intervention efficacy, including the criteria for inferring effectiveness and critically examining experiments.&nbsp;</li> <li>Discussions of how to critically appraise studies for alternative evidence-informed practice questions, including nonexperimental quantitative studies and qualitative studies.&nbsp;</li> </ul> A comprehensive and authoritative blueprint for critically assessing research studies, interventions, programs, policies, and assessment tools, <i>Practitioner’s Guide to Using Research for Evidence-Informed Practice</i> belongs in the bookshelves of students and practitioners of the social sciences.&nbsp;